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About Nonna

Many restaurants in Little Italy have become destinations, among them the Busalacchi family's Nonna. The rustic décor features a relaxed country-style feel throughout the restaurant, including the delightful patio. The wonderfully welcoming atmosphere celebrates yet another delicious Sicilian food lineup, including pizzas and all that you would expect from an authentic Italian menu. The terrific entrées show the Sicilian influence, and fill the restaurant with great aromas.

We would love to hear your feedback on your experience.

1735 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Date St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 234-1735

Website:
http://www.nonnasd.com/

Entertainment:

Private Party Facilities:
We have an outdoor patio that can seat up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Lexi Pallozzi: (619) 234-1735

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Nonna Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (10)
Casual (9)
Authentic (9)
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Comfort Food (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Cozy (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I both had a taste for Italian food. Nonna’s didn’t disappoint! We ordered the Antipasto Misto for an appetizer and Lasagna for dinner! Everything was delicious! I would highly recommend Nonna’s!

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I ate here before the name change and was not impressed, now as Nonna the food is amazing and the service was just as good as the food. I will be going back many more times.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Bad service, 2 out of 5 bad plates

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I like the indoor/outdoor dining.
great location before heading to The Music Box

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great new restaurant in Little Italy.
Great service and good food!
We loved the octopus salad.
Yummy gelato!

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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was good; service was superb! Here's an example of their wonderfulness: we celebrated our anniversary there, and our waiter, without prompting, brought us a piece of delicious white chocolate cheesecake. We then proceeded to order another dessert (an equally wonderful tiramisu), a coffee, and a tea. When the bill came, both desserts were gratis.

Another example: I spilled he last two sips of my wine on the floor. Not only did they clean it up practically immediately, they brought over a full (large) glass as a replacement.

Food was good, too.

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food4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Instálate Tritata , carciofi app, and ORECCHIETTE w short ribs were all SPOT ON DELICIOUS ! All were recommendations by SERVER, PIERO !
Delightful service and will definitely return 😊

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food, good service. Excellent wood fired pizza.

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service4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

good food and amazing cannolis, their pastries are the best for sure

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food3
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our first time in Little Italy. We had a great experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was a great experience. Went for a birthday and the food was excellent. Loved the lasagna. The waiter was so sweet and funny. We all had a great time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Glad to see it opened again and I love the updated look. The food was great. I will definitely be a regular on every business trip.

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food5
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service4
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food and service from Margaret .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was outstanding, ambiance of the restaurant is very cozy and warm. The food was amazing, best Caprese I’ve ever had.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding service and food!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food, excellent service! The staff was very attentive. Just what I expected from a Busalacchi restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Birthday dinner with a small group. It was wonderful. The noise was a little overwhelming, so we will sit outside next time.
Bellisima!

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food5
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service4
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food and service always great. Best choices of entrees and wine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was wonderful. Our waiter was lively and entertaining. His Italian accent, although charming, was at times difficult to understand. One of the three meals did not arrive with the others, it was lost somehow, which tarnished our dining together experience. Other than that it was a very pleasant meal...

Tags: Worth the Drive
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food5
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service3
value4

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Nonna. It was a lovely restaurant and wonderful food.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We ate here Saturday night and loved it so much we came back tonight. The lobster ravioli was the best we have ever had, rich with flavor and not a bit “fishy” tasting. The sauce was like lobster bisque soup. We also had mussels (cheerfully made off the menu upon request) as well as lasagna. The excellent selection of fresh pastries and desserts was reasonably priced and very high quality. The service was also impeccable and I sensed this is the type of restaurant the staff would welcome you as friends and family after a few visits!

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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our meal definitely lived up to our expectations for comfort food. My daughter ordered the pasta with bolognese sauce and enjoyed it very much. I had the short ribs, which were delicious. Service was on the slow side, but we had good food and good wine, so we didn’t mind too much.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went for our anniversary. Placed a reservation via Open Table and placed and noted that we were attending for our anniversary, don't bother, they never acknowledge it. In fact they told us we had to wait 30-40 for our reservation... So what's the point of reserving!? The food was very good but plan on waiting for everything. Took about fifteen minutes just to order a bottle of wine, which was uncalled for a not so busy Wednesday night, then took over thirty minutes to be served between our appatizers and main course, it doesn't take thirty to forty minutes to make pasta and a salad. The reason I mention the exact time is because it took so long we actually took notice to the time. Mind you, the tables next to us we're served faster. Also, if you plan on having a salad, you better not have an appetite, you'll only get about five or six bites, smallest salad EVER! The desserts we're great! But they definitely can improve on their service. My wife and I will be going elsewhere next time for dinner, which is unfortunate given its recent review on San Diego Insider.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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food4
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service1
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I'm pleased that this restaurant is very similar to its predecessor, Trattoria Fantastica. The menu was a little smaller, but food and service was still top-notch. And Zucchero still has amazing desserts. We always love being able to walk over to the Zucchero display case to visually select what we want for dessert and then simply tell our waiter which dessert we want.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Nonna’s is a great find in Little Italy. Great wine list. A great array of pasta dishes prepared in a homemade style. Don’t forget the cannolis.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good, happy with service and food

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food4
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